The College has made a £20million investment in Enfield and Tottenham
The completion of the Sports Centre and Learning Centre, the Learner Hub, the Enfield Construction Centre, the new Link Building and refurbishment of Park Building are all part of our £13million plan for the renewal and regeneration of our Enfield Centre, making sure we have the very best to offer in teaching and learning in Enfield for everyone.
Overall, since the College formed in 2009, we have made almost £20million of investment in our Enfield and Tottenham Centres.
The New Enfield Learning Centre
An impressive curved wall marks the entrance to the new Enfield Learning Centre complete with stylish graphics. The new furniture includes modern pods and workstations for group and individual work. A new lift has been installed as part of the rebuilding and a longer external ramp has been installed to the entrance for easier wheelchair access. The new Learning Centre opened for students in September 2014.
The New Enfield Sports Hall
The Enfield Sports Hall was extensively upgraded to provide a much improved playing surface for Basketball, Netball, 5-a-side Football, Volleyball, Cricket, Badminton and Table Tennis. The Sports Hall opened for learners in September 2014. The College has a wide range of Sports Academies.
The Link Building
The new Link Building provides an enclosed entrance to the College for learners, staff and visitors and a covered link between Kingfisher House and Park Building. The Enfield Centre front car park has also been refurbished with a new gated entrance to make pedestrian and vehicle access safer and more controlled. The Link Building was completed in September 2013.
The Park Building
The Park Building was fully refurbished with new walls, windows and a roof to provide thirteen state of the art teaching rooms. The new classrooms are all wi-fi enabled. Park Building was open for learners in September 2013.
Cafeteria and Collinwood Building extensive refurbishment
The College completed the refurbishment of the Enfield Cafe and the exterior of the Collinwood Building in September 2011. The College invested a further £2.5million to extend the Cafe providing dining facilities to seat 350 people. The extended Cafe opened in September 2012.
New hairdressing salon at the Tottenham and Enfield centres
The School of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy at the Tottenham Centre had substantial refurbishment during 2011 resulting in two state-of-the-art hairdressing salons, a theatrical make-up salon and a vibrant new reception area. The Enfield Centre salons have also been refurbished and opened up for students in September 2012.
The new salons are equipped with modern furniture and equipment to undertake all aspects of hairdressing activities including treatments for all hair types. The surroundings have been aesthetically developed to ensure all clients can enjoy and relax to their maximum benefit whilst undertaking truly professional treatments.
Learners are benefiting from the modern salons and equipment, which is preparing them well for working in today's industry. Existing and new clients have commented exceptionally favourably on our new resources, which compare well with the standards expected in the industry.
The salons are open to the general public during the week and bookings can be made to attend a variety of different treatments.
The Learner Hub
The Learner Hub, an investment of £2.2million, provides a one-stop-shop for learner welfare services, such as student funding and finance, mentoring and counselling, as well as, extra-curricular enrichment activities. On the floor above we have six additional classrooms.
Designed in the same style as Kingfisher House, which in itself is an exceptional building, there are interlinking doorways between Kingfisher and the Hub, and the Hub and Collinwood. This presented our architects and builders with a challenge, since Kingfisher and Collinwood are at different heights, but one they met and solved expertly. Built on the site of a small car park between the two buildings, the Hub was erected within a restricted space, which makes this achievement all the more laudable. The Hub opened in September 2011.
New Construction Centre for Enfield
The College's new purpose-built Construction Centre is another investment of £2.2 million. In response to local need, we opened a Construction workshop at Enfield in January 2010. Each year around 200 students have trained in Construction skills at the workshop.
In response to the overwhelming success of the project, we expanded this provision further with the development of the new Construction Centre, showing how our Enfield Centre meets the needs of our learners as well as the wider community.
- Last Updated: 10 December 2015